By Kellen Olshefski


The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted in favor of a contract with Kehoe-Henry and Associates to provide engineering and architectural services for the construction of a new shelter at Elkhorn’s Babe Mann Park at its meeting Jan. 6.

City Administrator James Heilman said while State approval for the plans is not required for the new shelter, the Elkhorn building inspector would like an architect’s signature on the plans.

With a fee of less than $30,000, Heilman said the City has been working with Kehoe-Henry rather than going through the entire bid process for the project.

Heilman said that with the Council’s blessing, a couple of different options for the shelter would go to the Parks and Recreation Committee’s next meeting for review and recommendation to the Council for final approval.

Under the two proposed options, the fee would be $27,986 for a 1,440 square-foot building and $33,801 for a 1,920 square-foot shelter.

While the Council voted in favor of approving services for the 1,440 square-foot shelter at its meeting…

      Read the rest of the story in the Jan. 9 Independent.



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